Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has praised Tottenham star Micky van de Ven for his role in the side’s opening goal against Fulham on Monday. It came as Spurs looked to regain their place at the top of the Premier League table after a whirlwind start to the campaign.
Under Ange Postecoglou, the Lilywhites have transformed from European dropouts to a side that could be involved in the title race if their form keeps up. Six wins and two draws in their opening eight games took the Lilywhites to the summit before the October international break.
Victories for Liverpool and Manchester City, as well as a draw for rivals Arsenal, saw the side drop to fourth as they played last in the gameweek. A home tie with Fulham provided a difficult test as the west London outfit have proved proficient at keeping games tight and grabbing points.
They appeared to set up in the same fashion at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Monday night as Postecoglou’s men struggled to find an opener. That breakthrough would eventually come through a mistake by the away side caused by some good pressing from the home team.
The ball was won back from a poor pass that eventually found its way to Son Heung-min, who took his time and curled an effort into the top corner. It was the moment Tottenham needed to get the game under way and into their control to try and earn all three points.